Manager Maurizio Sarri has replied to his team’s criticisms of second-half performance by defender Cesar Azpilicueta after their win against Slavia Prague on Thursday night.
The Blues team had a perfect first half but all of the impressive performance was almost ruined in the second half as they played poorly which almost gave their opponents a lift to return back to the game.
Cesar Azpilicueta lamented that it has been a trend in the past games and it has to be stopped if they must win the Europa League title this season.
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However, manager Maurizio Sarri has noted the problem but he jokingly gave a reply by stating that he will stop going into the dressing room after the first half blow if that would bring a solution to the second half problem.
He confessed to having warned his players about it by telling them to have the same application and attention as in the first half, lamenting that he cannot understand why his players lose focus in the second half.
However, the Blues team have now secured qualification to the semi-finals and will hope they scale through to be able to stand a chance of winning the Europa League for an automatic Champions League qualification.